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Home > Catalog > Greek Coins > Geographic - All Periods > Greece > Peloponnesos > GS88100
Achaean League, Argos, Achaia, Peloponnesos, Greece, c. 175 - 168 B.C.
The first Achaean League was formed in the fifth century B.C. The second Achaean League was established in 280 B.C. as a rival to Antigonid Macedonia and an ally of Rome. The league played a major role in the expansion of the Roman Republic into Greece, which eventually led to the League's conquest and dissolution by the Romans in 146 B.C. The Achaean League was the most successful effort by the Greek city states to develop a form of federalism, balancing the need for collective action with desires for local autonomy. Through the writings of the Achaean statesman Polybius, this structure had an influence on the constitution of the United States and other modern federal states.
GS88100. Silver hemidrachm, BCD Peloponnesos 1135; Agrinion 307; Benner 9; Clerk 149/13; McClean 6443; BMC Peloponnesus p. 8, 88; HGC 5 716, F, centered, rough, flan crack, Argos mint, weight 1.992g, maximum diameter 14.9mm, die axis 180o, c. 175 - 168 B.C.; obverse laureate head of Zeus left; reverse large AX Achaean League monogram, harpa right above, AΦ monogram below, all within wreath with knot at the top; rare; $125.00











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